What provision for whom?

The agony of choice...

List of provisions and occasions

It is not always easy to decide which type of provision is best for whom and when. This usually depends on the activities or hazards that occur during certain activities or that may emanate from different substances. Similar to risk assessment, precautionary measures are taken after the activities with ... are assessed. It cannot therefore be said in general terms that an activity involves only one particular hazard, or that a particular hazard occurs in only one particular activity.

In one work area there are often many hazards and vice versa a certain hazard often occurs in many different work areas. So how do we get from here?

Reasons for precaution

What was previously referred to as the principle of occupational medical check-ups is now more precisely referred to as a reason for provision. This avoids the somewhat misleading term "examination". Nevertheless, the terms "principle" and "examination" will still occasionally appear, especially when registering for occupational health screening. But then you will know what this means.

In the case of the following activities or workplaces, the employer must arrange or offer obligatory or offer provisions in accordance with the ArbMedVV:

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Click on the hazard(s) that are probable in your activity to find out the reason for the provision and the type of provision.


Activities with hazardous substances

Occasion Principle (old)

Comment

Handling of hazardous substances classified as dangerous

Details in the appendix of the ArbMedVV

G 1.1
G 1.2
G 1.3
G 1.4
G 7
G 8
G 9
G 10
G 11
G 12
G 14
G 15
G 16
G 19
G 29
G 32
G 33
G 36
G 38

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 a to c ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Supply precaution, if no compulsory precaution is to be arranged or the hazardous substances are listed in the ArbMedVV, Annex Part 1 Paragraph 1 No. 2 c.

Handling carcinogenic or mutagenic substances or these substances are released.

G 40

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 a to c ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Supply precaution, if no mandatory provision is to be arranged.

Handling of skin-resorptive hazardous substances and a health hazard through skin contact cannot be excluded.

G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 c  ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Supply precaution, if no mandatory provision is to be arranged.

Handling epoxy resins

G 23f
G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 g ArbMedVV

Compulsory precautions for activities involving dermal hazards or inhalation exposure caused by components of uncured epoxy resins, in particular by spraying epoxy resins.

Handling lead or inorganic lead compounds

G 2
G 3

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 h ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Handling high temperature wool (KMF)

G 1.4
G 26

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 i ArbMedVV

Compulsory precautions (G 1.4) if carcinogenic fibre dusts can be released.

Provision for supply (G 26) for activities requiring the use of group 1 breathing apparatus.

Compulsory precautions (G 26) for activities requiring the use of group 2 and 3 breathing apparatus.

 

Handling Isocyanates

G 27

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 2, No. 2 d ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Contact with respiratory or skin sensitising substances.

G 23
G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 2, No. 2 k ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Pest control

G 26
G 40

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 2, No. 2 a ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Aptitude tests in accordance with the recommendation of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for the performance of aptitude tests on applicants for qualification certificates (Bundesarbeitsblatt Nr. 12/95, p. 41, corrected Bundesarbeitsblatt Nr. 4/1996, p.46).


Release of dust

Occasopm

Principle (old)

Comment
Release of hardwood dust

G 44

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Release of asbestos

G 1.2

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Release of KMF G 1.3

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Release of cereal or feed dusts

G 1.4

G 23

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 c ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precautions (depending on the air concentration per cubic metre of air of inhalable dust)


Release of gases

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment
Release of diesel or petrol exhaust gases in the direct area of the employees (e.g. through the use of devices or vehicles operated with combustion engines).

G 7

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Cutting or welding of metals
Release of welding smoke

G 39

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 f ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precautions (depending on the air concentration per cubic metre of air Welding fumes)

Danger from fumigation of rooms or containers

G 40

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 b ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Aptitude tests in accordance with the recommendation of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for the performance of aptitude tests on applicants for qualification certificates (Bundesarbeitsblatt Nr. 12/95, p. 41, corrected Bundesarbeitsblatt Nr. 4/1996, p.46).


Skin stress

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Wearing gloves made of natural rubber latex

G 23
G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 f ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution (for natural rubber latex gloves with more than 30 micrograms protein per gram in the glove material)

Liquid-tight gloves are worn for 2 hours a day (working day, summed).

G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 e ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Liquid-tight gloves are worn for more than 4 hours a day (working day, summed).

G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 a ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Damp work of more than 2 hours and less than 4 hours per day (working day, total)

G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 e ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Damp work of more than 4 hours per day (working day, totalled)

G 24

Annex, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 a ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution


Danger of infection / Bio-materials / Animals

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Targeted handling of biological substances (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites).

G 42

Annex, Part 2, paragraphs 1 or 2 et seq. ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Targeted activities are activities directly related to biological agents. By definition, all three criteria listed in § 2 (5) must be fulfilled for targeted activities. If only one of the three criteria is missing, these are always non-targeted activities.

Undirected contact with risk group 4 biochemicals via infected samples, suspect samples, diseased or suspect animals G 42

Annex, Part 2, paragraphs 1 or 2 et seq. ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Biological agents in risk group 4 are pathogens that cause serious illness in humans and pose a serious threat to employees. The risk of spreading to the general public may be high. Normally, effective prevention or treatment is not possible.

Waste and recyclables disposal, e.g. waste collection, biowaste disposal, recyclables sorting or green waste. G 42

Annex, Part 2, paragraphs 1 or 2 et seq. ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Activities in sewage or waste water treatment plants or in the sewerage system. G 42

Appendix Part 2 Para. 1 No. 3 i ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Activities in animal rearing and husbandry establishments G 42

Appendix Part 2 Para. 1 No. 3 j ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Activities in a childcare facility. G 42

Annex Part 2 (1) 3 d, f ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Emergency and rescue activities. G 42

Annex, Part 2 Par. 1 No. 3 g ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Exposure to sensitising or toxic bioactive substances G 42

Annex, Part 2 Par. 1 No. 1 c ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Possible transmission of serious infectious diseases for which vaccination is possible. G 42

Annex, Part 2 Par. 1 No. 2 a ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Activities in the past have led to the transmission of serious infectious diseases. G 42

Annex, Part 2 Par. 1 No. 2 b ArbMedVV

Supply precaution


Physical and physical stress

Noise, vibration, heat, cold, overpressure, unnatural postures, etc.

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Extreme heat stress possible

G 30

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Examples of heat loads:

Light manual work (writing, typing, drawing, sewing, bookkeeping), inspection tours, crane operators of all kinds, drivers of industrial trucks, electricians for control and regulation systems, activities in control rooms, burners in the ceramic industry from 34 °C if exposure time over 60 minutes.

Intensive arm and body work (carrying heavy material, shovels, working with a sledgehammer, sawing hard wood with a plane or chisel, digging, pushing or pulling heavily loaded hand carts or wheelbarrows, smashing castings, laying concrete slabs) from 30 °C if exposure time over 60 minutes.

Extreme cold loads (below - 25° C) possible

 

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 2 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Noise exposure possible

G 20

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 3 ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Activities are those involving noise exposure when the upper action values of 80 dB(A) are reached or exceeded over 8 hours a day or a peak of 135 dB(C) is reached or exceeded. When the action value is applied, the insulating effect of personal hearing protection for employees is not taken into account.

Vibrations possible

G 46

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 4 ArbMedVV

Compulsory or supply precaution

Diving work (overpressure)

G 31

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 5 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Laser beams possible

 

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 1, No. 6 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Lifting, carrying, holding, pulling or pushing heavy loads G 46

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 2, No. 4 ArbMedVV

Supply precaution

Forced body postures in the knees, or with long-lasting torso bending/turning possible G 46

Annex, Part 3, Paragraph 2, No. 4 ArbMedVV

Supply precaution


Screen activity

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Working with or on display screen equipment (monitors)

G 37

Annex, Part 4, Paragraph 2, No. 1 ArbMedVV

Supply precaution


Driving and tax activities

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Use of industrial trucks with driver's seat or driver's platform

G 25

Annex 1 No. 1.9 a BetrSichV

DGUV rule 68

Aptitude test

Use of aerial work platforms G 25

Annex 1 No. 1.9 a BetrSichV

DGUV rule 68

Aptitude test


Stay abroad

with special climatic exposure or infection hazards, in particular subtropics and tropics

 

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

International trips to the tropics or subtropics.

G 35

Annex, Part 4, Paragraph 1, No. 2 ArbMedVV

Compulsory provision for trips abroad and activities in the tropics and subtropics.

Stays abroad with special climatic stresses and infection hazards. G 35

Annex, Part 4, Paragraph 1, No. 2 ArbMedVV

Compulsory provision for stays abroad with special climatic stresses and infection risks.


Wearing respiratory protection

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Respiratory protection must be worn during activities.

G 26

Appendix Part 4 (1) No. 1 and (2) No. 2 ArbMedVV

Precautionary measures in respect of activities requiring the use of group 1 breathing apparatus.

Compulsory precautions for activities requiring the use of group 2 and 3 respiratory protective equipment.

Suitability tests for the fire brigades (§ 14 DGUV regulation 49, fire service regulation 7 - FwDV 7)


Danger of falling

Occasion

Principle

Comment

There is a risk of falling during work and personal protective equipment against the risk of falling must be worn.

G 41

§ 2 para. 1 no. 3 PSV-BV

Aptitude test


Activities in laboratories

see also hazardous substances

Occasion

Principle (old)

Comment

Contact possibility to infected samples or suspected samples, to infected animals or animals suspected of being infected or to objects or materials containing pathogens or contaminated.

See also hazardous substances

G 42

Appendix Part 3 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Genetic engineering work with human pathogenic organisms. G 42

Appendix, Part 2, paragraph 3 ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution

Possible release of laboratory animal dusts from animal rooms and facilities.

G 23

Appendix, Part 1, Paragraph 1, No. 2 e ArbMedVV

Compulsory precaution